Posts by Alison Crosthwait

Alison Crosthwait is a stock trader turned psychotherapist in Toronto, Canada. She writes about what it is like to change, to learn, and to feel.

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Keep Your Heart Open to Love When Life Knocks You Down

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.” ~Pema Chodron

I was nineteen weeks pregnant when my husband and I went for a routine ultrasound. We were to confirm that our child’s anatomy was as it should be, and we were to discover our child’s sex.

We were choosing names in the waiting room. We ran into the receptionist at the fertility clinic and exchanged hugs. We had graduated from the clinic. The tuition was expensive and the education detailed and grueling. But we were a …